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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

New art exhibit featuring Florida-based artist opens in Ocala this week

A new art exhibit opens in Ocala on Thursday, October 14 at the Recreation and Parks Administration building located at 828 NE Eighth Avenue.

‘European Elegance’ by Florida-based contemporary artist Lisa Russo will be on display beginning this Thursday, and the exhibit will run through Tuesday, January 18. This free exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and it is open to the public.

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Lisa Russo stands next to one of her paintings (Photo courtesy of Lisa Russo’s website).

According to a press release, Lisa Russo is trained in the traditional style of painting. After earning her BFA degree, she studied under a traditional oil painter to learn the techniques and methods used to create many of the masterpieces from the 1600s.

Russo holds a U.S. patent for a convertible canvas that allows a two-dimensional painting to display in different three-dimensional forms, adding an unconventional twist to the traditional.

To learn more about Lisa Russo and to view her portfolio, visit the artist’s website.

For more information on this event, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447, send an email to [email protected], or visit their website.